Friday, February 7, 2014
Cameras in the city
I am writing regarding the story in your paper about the police chief’s plan for cameras throughout the city. This is reminiscent of the “Stasi” in the former East German Democratic Republic in which cameras were omnipresent to spy upon the citizenry.
This is contrary to the freedoms we enjoy under our Constitution. I urge our city fathers to deny funding requests on the part of our police chief. Also, the use of volunteer non-police persons evaluating the tapes generated is most likely illegal.
Ralph P Edwards
Front Street lights
I read with interest the article on replacing the street lights on Front Street because they “are not efficient and pleasing to the eye.”
If anything is replaced, I’m hoping it will just be the bulbs or globes since the fixtures were chosen to resemble what was on Front Street in the early 1900s along with the planting of oak trees that once lined this street.
I can certainly understand the city wanting to be more cost efficient with expenses and concur but surely hope they give more consideration to replacing the entire fixtures.
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